Freelance Editing

Welcome to Nightwolf A.D.E. (Art | Design | Editing), home of my various freelance services!

Here, you’ll find details regarding my freelance editing options. The art-related options can be found under Commissions Info.

I primarily specialize in developmental editing, but offer the full range, including line editing and proofreading. Turn-around times vary depending on which of the options you’ve selected and my current schedule. (Please note that, although I am the Acquisitions & Editorial Director for REUTS Publications, my freelance services do not come with a guarantee of publication; merely the promise to do my best to make your work the strongest it can be.)

If, after perusing the menu below, you’d like to find out more information, please contact me to discuss your project. I do offer a complimentary trial edit (for those interested in full-scale projects only) on the first 5 pages of your manuscript, so that you can get a sense of my particular editorial style and can determine whether or not we’d be a good fit, and I do generally require a 50% down payment (via Paypal), with the completed work being sent once payment has been made in full at the end of the project. Any other specifics are determined on a case by case basis, so please let me know if I can be of help.

Thanks for your interest! I look forward to working with you. 😉


Genres I’ll Edit

**I primarily work with the following categories: YA, NA, Adult**

  • Fantasy (any sub-genre)
  • Science Fiction (any sub-genre)
  • Contemporary Fiction (any sub-genre)
  • Mystery (any sub-genre)
  • Horror (depends on content. Please contact me for specifics)
  • Short Stories/Novellas (any genre)

What I Check For

Developmental Edits:

  • Overall Narrative Structure & Plot Development/Pacing
  • World Building and Character Development & Consistency
  • POV and Narrative Tense Effectiveness & Clarity
  • Analysis of “Voice” and Subtext vs. Author Intent

Line Edits:

  • Overall Sentence Smoothing & Flow
  • Clarity and Economy of Language
  • Voice Consistency
  • Clarity of Character Action/Motivations

Proofreading:

  • Spelling & Grammar (CMoS 16th Edition)
  • Standard Submission Formatting

Rates

The Whole Shebang: Developmental Edit, Line Edit & Proofreading:

  • 0-5000 Words: $0.05 per Word
  • 5,000-10,000 Words: $0.03 per Word
  • Above 10,000 Words: $0.02 per Word

Developmental Only:

  • 0-5000 Words: $150.00
  • 5,000-10,000 Words: $350.00
  • Above 10,000 Words: $600.00

Line Edit Only:

  • 0-5000 Words: $0.03 per Word
  • 5,000-10,000 Words: $0.015 per Word
  • Above 10,000 Words: $0.01 per Word

Proofreading Only:

  • 0-5000 Words: $50.00
  • 5,000-10,000 Words: $100.00
  • Above 10,000 Words: $350.00
  • Editorial Proofread (traditional proofreading + light line editing): $0.0075 per Word

À La Carte Editorial Goodies:

  • Back Cover Blurb or Query & Synopsis Aid: $50

Whether you’re a self-published author who loathes writing jacket copy, or a querying author searching for the perfect hook, I can help. With a background in film, and experience as an acquisitions editor, I have the insight to help you make your blurb shine. (eARC of entire manuscript required for Back Cover Blurb.)

  • First Chapter Polish: $50

Are you querying and would really just love to make your first chapter sing? Then this is the option for you. Let me polish and guide you to the strongest opening chapter for your book. Because, as we all know, first impressions are everything. Why not make a good one? (Includes content/line edits and proofreading on the first chapter only.)

  • Full Manuscript Critique: $200-$500 (depending on page count)

Curious what reviewers/acquisitions editors think when they read your story? Here’s your chance to find out. Using my talents as a developmental editor, I will read your work and analyze it, from top to bottom, providing you with an in depth response that will help you refine your work and possibly land that elusive publishing offer. 😉

  • Technical Martial Arts Fight Scene Editor: $75-$150 (depending on number of fight scenes)

This is perhaps the most unusual item on the menu, but it’s one I think many of you could find valuable. Capitalize on my 15+ years of martial arts experience and championship-winning choreography skills. Let me help your fight scenes be dynamic, and most importantly, believable. Whether you just want the seal of approval, or need a little assistance in figuring out the logistics of a fight, I’m your girl. (Requires full disclosure of the entire manuscript, but I will only offer critique and advice on the fights specifically, including adjustments to the choreography, as well as the standard editorial assistance.)

  • Sample Edits: $25-50

As stated above, I do offer a complimentary trial edit on the first 5 pages of your manuscript. But I’m also aware that sometimes this is not long enough for you to truly see my skills. Therefore, I offer extended 1-3 Chapter Sample Edits for a token fee, depending on the length and level of edit you wish. Please note that unlike the First Chapter Polish option above, this will be a single pass meant to demonstrate my skill and does not include any additional work or follow-up discussion. For more information, please contact me to discuss your specific needs.


References

**Please check out the Testimonials section for reviews from the authors themselves.**

Full Edits: Published

**Check out From the Editor’s Desk for more information on these titles.**

Full Edits: Pre-Publication

**These projects are being actively queried by their respective authors.**

  • David Greis
    • Refactored
  • Matt Schatt
    • The Order of Jude

Partial Edits:

Developmental Only:

  • Nicole Tone
  • A.M. Ruggirello
    (Represented by Mandy Hubbard of Emerald City Literary)
  • One Thousand Stars that Bind
  • Roxanne D. Howard

Line/Copy Edits Only:

Proofreading Only:

 


 

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